|Ari Greenberg 21July2010 - Yiddish Book Center|
Ari Greenberg, a past intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses his Jewish background: from his grandparent's involvement in Marxist-Zionist organizations to Jewish Environmentalism at Adamah. Elaborating on the language learning process, Greenberg shares his feelings about the challenges of learning Yiddish and defining his Jewish identity. To cite this interview: Ari Greenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hada Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin ...
Keywords: Jewish Environmentalism; Adamah; Yiddish in Leftist Circles; Studying Yiddish; Jewish Identity; Jewish Denominationalism; Jewish Communities; Theatre; Acting; Religion; Marxist-Zionism; Israel; Yiddish
|Vardit Lightstone 22June2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Vardit Lightstone discusses her experiences growing up in Toronto as part of a Modern Orthodox Jewish family and community. Focusing more specifically on spiritual and religious practices, Lightstone reflects on gender segregation in the Synagogue, as well as the beauty of ritual and prayer in her personal life. Through her involvement with the Yiddish Book Center Internship program, she shares what she has learned about the historical significance of Yiddish in Jewish life and what Yiddish mean...
Keywords: Yiddish; Modern Orthodox; Toronto; Gender; Gender Segregation; Prayer; Jewish Tradition; Jewish life; Chassid; Shabbat; Jewish Custom; Studying Aramaic; Studying Yiddish; Yiddish Newspaper; Socialst; Jewish Socialist; Jewish Upbringing; Jewish Education; Jewish Day School
|David Shneer 12july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Professor David Shneer, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 10, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Long-time faculty member of the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, Shneer received his undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley...
Keywords: steiner internship program; yiddish; studying yiddish; gay synagogue; jewish studies; yiddish music; queer jews; torah queeries; yiddish culture in post-war germany; anti-semitism in russia; soviet jews; advice for yiddish students; yiddish speech